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ECHO Factsheet India, April 2013

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• Assisting the victims of natural disasters, India being highly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts remains a priority.

• Alleviating the emergency needs arising from three protracted crises:
Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States, and Naxal-affected areas in central India, with a special emphasis on protection, health and nutrition remains a must.

• Targeting marginalized communities such as low caste groups or religious and tribal minorities, who are the hardest hit by natural and man-made disasters, but often fall through the social safety nets and get excluded from relief efforts is imperative.

• Strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters will continue to be an essential part of the humanitarian effort.